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What Religion do you usually find yourself getting first?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Mrdie, Jan 10, 2006.

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Eh?

  1. Buddhism

    10.7%
  2. Hinduism

    34.4%
  3. Confucianism

    15.2%
  4. Christianity

    10.3%
  5. Islam

    0.4%
  6. Judaism

    15.2%
  7. Taoism

    2.7%
  8. I hardly research Religious tech's.

    7.1%
  9. Equally random.

    4.0%
  1. Mrdie

    Mrdie Founder of eRegime

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    Eh? Usually I seem to get them at random, but who knows with others...
     
  2. Admiral8Q

    Admiral8Q Prince

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    It's always different with me also, but the religion I get I spread everywhere :devil: MWAHAHAHA!!!!!!
     
  3. lord_graywolfe

    lord_graywolfe Wolfman

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    well i use to get judaisim first everytime, cause buddaism and hinduism usally get picked up by another civ before i get them. but latly ive change my route through the tech tree and so christanity has been my first and islam my second
     
  4. calyth

    calyth /bin/sh of a man

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    In some games, where I'm more interested in making sure I have iron/copper, I might skip researching the 3 early religions. Having Mysticism is enough for me to have an early cultural lead to fend off AI expansion.
     
  5. Shadzy19

    Shadzy19 Warmonger

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    The only way i will found a religion with a non mystical civ is either the oracle - confusionism path or getting cristianity from a great priest.

    I dont think i ever founded judaism / islam at the higher levels.
     
  6. MrUnderhill

    MrUnderhill Civ-loving Hobbit

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    Whichever one I can get my dirty paws on first. If my civ doesn't have Mysticism, it's usually Hinduism because the AI always goes for Buddhism first (Meditation is cheaper to research than Polytheism). If both of them go to someone else, I make the rush for Monotheism and get Judaism.
     
  7. Beleg Strongbow

    Beleg Strongbow Chieftain

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    I'm not big on early religions (their oppertunity costs are too high), and so really the only way that I found one is if I go for the Oracle. If its a peace game, I'll go for CoL and Confucianism, but if its a war game I'll go for theology and Christianity, mainly for theocracy. Also, if it's OCC, I definitely go for Taoism and Pacifism.
     
  8. The Condor

    The Condor On an excellent adventure

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    Hinduism for me. The AIs always seem to get Buddhism so I go for the other choice and fortunately I have yet to not get it:).
     
  9. Heero Blaze

    Heero Blaze Chieftain

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    I usually get Buddhism even when I don't start out with Mysticism. My AIs have gone for Hinduism before Buddhism in my games. Strange?
     
  10. ZippyRiver

    ZippyRiver Prince

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    I have seen the AI B-line for both. Some games it's near impossible to get Budhism, other times I have gotten beat to hinduism.
     
  11. nyonix

    nyonix Chieftain

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    i try to get at least 3.
     
  12. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    That's my experience too - the AI tends to go for Hinduism, so I usually get Buddhism if I go for it, even when not starting with Mysticism.
     
  13. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    I've been finsing that the AI mostly gets Buddihism first, buts thats porbably because I keep having all 18 civs turned on, and often it's Isabella/Spain that get it first.

    I've mostly achived Judaism first, but sometimes Hinduism. I just follow that tech path intill I get either one of them.

    Personally, I think the game needs a couple more religions added in, though i wouldn't want to say which.
     
  14. GIDS888

    GIDS888 King

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    I play against 18 Civs routinely so never get a look in until Judaism or Christianity - I usually found Christianity by design (for Theocracy and heaps of missionaries!) and Islam by accident chasing Tech's.

    Then again, I love building Islamic buildings cos've the sound they make. Ain't Civ wonderful?
     
  15. gunkulator

    gunkulator Emperor

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    Islam because I keep forgetting to go after them until late and that's usually the last one left. I suck.
     
  16. Oggums

    Oggums King

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    Whichever one my nearest neighbor founded.
     
  17. Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 Getting Paid to Code

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    Typically I go for Buddhism if I start with Mysticism and Hinduism if I don't.
     
  18. Armorydave

    Armorydave Prince

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    Same here.
     
  19. SewerStarFish

    SewerStarFish King

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    I usually go for other early Techs so I opt for Chrisitanity. Islam and Judism are in a close tie for 2nd.
     
  20. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Hinduism. I have 9 char!
     

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